Harvard went 1-3 on the day, losing twice in pool play before being edged out by AIC in the semifinal game.
The Crimson seen in action in the Crimson 7’s tournament win against New Hampshire on March 26, 2016. The young team was lead by sophomore Dalton Youngblood and freshman Caitlin Weigel. Weigel played an instrumental part in the Crimson’s performance by contributing a pair of key scores.
Most varsity-level sports have cores centered around their upperclassmen. They are the players who have been around the longest and are the most seasoned. But the women’s rugby team at Harvard has only competed at a varsity level for three years, so it has only recently begun to recruit players. As one of the 11 freshmen on the team, Caitlin Weigel has already begun to make an impact due to her extensive background in the sport.
The Harvard women’s rugby team has played in four tournaments this sevens season and for the fourth time, it made it to the semifinals. This time, however, the team went 3-1 en route to the championship game of the Atlanta 7s tournament played at Kennesaw State University this weekend. The Crimson competed against Life University’s A team, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Lindenwood in pool play before competing against Life in the championship game of the two-day tournament.
While softball's Taylor Cabe claimed this week's Athlete of the Week honor, she wasn't the only Crimson athlete to record strong performances this week. Sophomores Datlon Youngblood, of women's rugby, and Julia Glynn, of women's lacrosse, are this week's Athlete of the Week runners up.